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  1. Law as language (in contemporary analytic philosophy).Jose Juan Moreso & Samuele Chilovi - manuscript
  2. Issues with the Judicial System: A Philosophical and Psychological Approach.Manish Nagireddy - manuscript
    What factors affect judicial decision-making? The legal system is of utmost importance because of its impact on our lives. Judges appear to have the most power among any social workers seeing as the precedents set in their decisions are tantamount to written law. Nevertheless, judges may be subject to certain biases, moral and cognitive alike, which influence their rulings. Looking into how morality and cognitive biases affect judges may also reveal how we as individuals handle combining morals with ethics- as (...)
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  3. Pragmatism and Legal Reasoning.Narve Strand - manuscript
  4. Raz and Legal Positivism.Tim Dare - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 8.
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  5. Legal Positivism and the Moral Origins of Legal Systems.Emad Atiq - forthcoming - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
    Legal positivists maintain that the legality of a rule is fundamentally determined by social facts. Yet for much of legal history, ordinary officials used legal terminology in ways that seem inconsistent with positivism. Judges regularly cited, analyzed, and predicated their decisions on the ‘laws of justice’ which they claimed had universal legal import. This practice, though well-documented by historians, has received surprisingly little philosophical attention; I argue that it invites explanation from positivists. After taxonomizing the positivist’s explanatory options, I suggest (...)
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  6. Practical Reasons and interpretation of Customary International Law.Kostiantyn Gorobets - forthcoming - In Panos Merkouris, Jörg Kammerhofer & Noora Arjärvi (eds.), The Theory and Philosophy of Customary International Law and its Interpretation. Cambridge, UK:
    When we say that we interpret customary international law, what is this thing that we actually interpret? Depending on how we answer this question, our view on interpretative methodology will change. It seems that the most promising approach is to say that interpretation of customary international law is an interpretation of certain legal practices. However, here we also encounter some problems. The dominant doctrine of customary international law requiring state practice and opinio juris assumes that only by adding a psychological (...)
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  7. On Law as Poetry: Shelley and Tocqueville.Joshua M. Hall - forthcoming - South African Journal of Philosophy 3 (40).
    Consonant with the ongoing “aesthetic turn” in legal scholarship, this article pursues a new conception of law as poetry. Gestures in this law-as-poetry direction appear in all three main schools in the philosophy of law’s history, as follows. First, natural law sees law as divinely-inspired prophetic poetry. Second, positive law sees the law as a creative human positing (from poetry’s poesis). And third, critical legal theory sees these posited laws as calcified prose prisons, vulnerable to poetic liberation. My first two (...)
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  8. Comment on Kelsen.Barna Horvath - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  9. Der Rechtsbegriff bei Hans Kelsen.Clemens Jabloner - forthcoming - Rechtstheorie.
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  10. Review Essay: Legal Theory, Law, and Normativity. [REVIEW]Leonard Kahn - forthcoming - Journal of Moral Philosophy.
    Joseph Raz's new book, Between Authority and Interpretation, collects his most important papers in the philosophy of law and the theory of practical rationality from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. In these papers, Raz not only advances earlier theses but also breaks new ground in a number of areas. I focus on three of Raz's topics here: theories of law, separability and necessity, and the normativity of law. While I am generally sympathetic to Raz's thinking on these topics, I raise (...)
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  11. ""Kelsen's" self-legislature". Some theoretical notes.Alessio Musio - forthcoming - Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica.
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  12. Arriving at a defensible periodization of Hans Kelsen's legal theory.Stanley L. Paulson - forthcoming - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.
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  13. Legal Validity: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis.Giovanni Sartor - forthcoming - Ratio Juris.
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  14. Relativismo: Un análisis conceptual.Vittorio Villa - forthcoming - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte.
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  15. Metafísica para Juristas.Samuele Chilovi - 2022 - In D. Lagier & G. Lariguet (eds.), Filosofía. Una Introducción para Juristas. Madrid: Trotta.
  16. The Explanatory Demands of Grounding in Law.Samuele Chilovi & George Pavlakos - 2022 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 103 (4):900-933.
    A new strategy in philosophy of law appeals to explanatory gap arguments to attack legal positivism. We argue that the strategy faces a dilemma, which derives from there being two available readings of the constraint it places on legal grounding. To this end, we elaborate the most promising ways of spelling out the epistemic constraints governing law-determination, and show that each of the arguments based on them has problems. Throughout the paper, we evaluate a number of explanatory requirements, ultimately with (...)
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  17. The Separability Thesis: A Comparison Between Natural Law and Legal Positivism.Owen Jeffrey Crocker - 2022 - Sophia: Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):60-71.
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the separability of law and morality within an analytic jurisprudential framework. The paper is comprised of four parts. First, the separability thesis will be discussed and defined. Second, Hart’s legal positivist account of law will be presented, which defends the separability thesis. Third, two objections from a natural law perspective (classical and contemporary) will be proposed against the legal positivist position, thereby rejecting the separability thesis. Each objection will be accompanied by a (...)
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  18. Legal Positivism as a Theory of Law’s Existence.Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora - 2022 - Isonomía. Revista de Teoría y Filosofía Del Derecho 55.
    El positivismo jurídico como teoría sobre la existencia del derecho: un comentario sobre Judging Positivism de Margaret Martin Este comentario examina de forma crítica la concepción de positivismo jurídico que informa el desafío planteado por Margaret Martin contra la substancia y el método de esta tradición intelectual. La afirmación central de este artículo es que su caracterización de la teoría substantiva del positivismo jurídico deja de lado una dimensión más fundamental, y explicativamente previa, relacionada a la teoría positivista de la (...)
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  19. Realism and Positivism.David Frydrych - 2022 - Jurisprudence 13 (4).
    Several scholars advance the ‘LR-LP thesis’: the claim that American Legal Realism presupposes Legal Positivism. Brian Leiter and Frederick Schauer, prominent scholars of Realism, delimit that thesis to a Razian version of Exclusive Legal Positivism (‘ELP’). This article nevertheless argues that Leiter and Schauer’s respective accounts of Legal Realism are difficult to square with Razian ELP. Indeed, the Realist hypotheses about alternative drivers of official decision, concerning ‘working’ rules, ‘real’ rules, and ‘situation-types’, if correct, actually threaten Razian ELP. -/- Problems (...)
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  20. What is the Incoherence Objection to Legal Entrapment?Daniel J. Hill, Stephen K. McLeod & Attila Tanyi - 2022 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 22 (1):47-73.
    Some legal theorists say that legal entrapment to commit a crime is incoherent. So far, there is no satisfactorily precise statement of this objection in the literature: it is obscure even as to the type of incoherence that is purportedly involved. (Perhaps consequently, substantial assessment of the objection is also absent.) We aim to provide a new statement of the objection that is more precise and more rigorous than its predecessors. We argue that the best form of the objection asserts (...)
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  21. European Problems in Understanding Human Dignity.Marek Piechowiak - 2022 - Encyclopedia of Contemporary Constitutionalism.
    (Introduction) Dignity is regarded today as a fundamental, or even the most fundamental, value across legal systems, at both international and national levels. It seems to be one of the values which provide a common axiological basis for different constitutional traditions across Europe (de Lange 2007: esp. 3-6). Moreover, taking account of its prominent place in the law of the United Nations, human dignity is one of the values on which the international community rests. The expression “human dignity” belongs to (...)
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  22. Legal positivism and the real definition of law.David Plunkett & Daniel Wodak - 2022 - Jurisprudence 13 (3):317-348.
    ABSTRACT We explore an underappreciated tension at the heart of the debate over legal positivism. On the one hand, many legal philosophers aspire for the debate to tell us what law is, and the nature of law. But on the other hand, the positions in the debate are generally formulated such that they’re about something else: what law is necessarily connected to or dependent on. This is a genuine tension, because theses about what law is necessarily connected to or dependent (...)
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  23. La autoridad de Eugenio Bulygin.Julieta A. Rabanos - 2022 - In J. A. Rabanos (ed.), Eugenio Bulygin en la Teoría del Derecho contemporánea, vol. II. pp. 387-405.
    El presente trabajo propone hacer un análisis de la noción de autoridad en el marco de la teoría del derecho de Bulygin, particularmente en conexión con sus nociones de derecho y de interpretación. La intención es doble: por un lado, intentar articular sistemáticamente el pensamiento de Bulygin en relación con estas tres nociones, reconstruyendo un posible modo en el cual éstas se relacionan entre sí en el marco de su teoría del derecho (sección 2). Por el otro, proponer algunas perplejidades (...)
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  24. The disunity of legal reality.Daniel Wodak & David Plunkett - 2022 - Legal Theory 28 (3):235-267.
    Take “legal reality” to be the part of reality that actual legal thought and talk is dis- tinctively about, such as legal institutions, legal obligations, and legal norms. Our goal is to explore whether legal reality is disunified. To illustrate the issue, consider the possibility that an important metaphysical thesis such as positivism is true of one part of legal reality (legal institutions), but not another (legal norms). We offer two arguments that suggest that legal reality is disunified: one concerns (...)
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  25. Normative Legal Positivism: from Metaphysics to Politic.Silvia Zorzetto - 2022 - Isonomía. Revista de Teoría y Filosofía Del Derecho 54.
    Positivismo jurídico normativo: de la metafísica a la política El presente trabajo toma como punto de partida el libro Positivismo jurídico “interno”, de María Cristina Redondo, y propone una concepción alternativa de positivismo jurídico normativista. Se sostiene que la teoría del derecho puede ser neutral en la medida en que sea intersubjetiva y transparente en cuanto a sus propias premisas metafísicas. Los objetivos del trabajo son el de echar luz acerca del papel de la metafísica y del sentido común en (...)
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  26. Social-practice legal positivism and the normativity thesis.Stefano Bertea - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  27. The normativity of law.Brian Bix - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  28. Joseph Raz's approach to legal positivism.Brian Bix - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  29. Gustav Radbruch's critique of legal positivism.Martin Borowski - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  30. From savigny to linguistic analysis : legal positivism through Bobbio's eye.Pierluigi Chiassoni - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  31. Positivism and totalitarianism.David Dyzenhaus - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  32. Social facts and legal facts : perils of Hume's Guillotine.Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  33. Positivism, realism, and sources of law.Leslie Green - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  34. Hans Kelsen's non-reductive positivism.Michael S. Green - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  35. The semantic thesis in legal positivism.Michael S. Green - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  36. The Italian tradition of legal positivism.Ricardo Guastini - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  37. Objectivisme et volonté(s).Maurice Kamto - 2021 - Paris: Éditions Pedone.
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  38. The normative power of the factual : Georg Jellinek's phenomenological theory of reflective legal positivism.Jens Kersten - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  39. The German tradition of legal positivism.Stephan Kirste - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  40. Kant on Legal Positivism and the Juridical State.Joel T. Klein - 2021 - Kant Yearbook 13 (1):73-105.
    In this paper I argue that Kant’s political and juridical philosophy justifies a type of normative legal positivism that implies specific notions of law and legal freedom which determine and restrict the sphere of action of judges and jurists. Finally, I defend that, according to Kant’s practical philosophy, the normative connection between justice and law is not supposed to be carried out at the juridical level, as a meta-juridical theory, but at the political one, making it a meta-political theory.
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  41. The legal positivism of H. L. A. Hart.Matthew Kramer - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  42. Legal positivism as a realist theory of law.Brian Leiter - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  43. John Austin.Michael Lobban - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  44. What is law and what counts as law? The separation thesis in context.Andrei Marmor - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  45. Responding to the over-inclusiveness objection to Hart’s theory of law: a causal approach.Jan Mihal - 2021 - Jurisprudence 12 (2):175-199.
    Hart’s account of law has long been acknowledged to be vulnerable to counterexamples which show that it is over-inclusive, since organisations such as private clubs, trade unions, and the mafia sat...
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  46. An Italian path to legal positivism : Ferrajoli's Garantismo.J. J. Moreso - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  47. Dworkin's criticism of hart's positivism.Dennis Patterson - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  48. The British tradition of legal positivism.Gerald J. Postema - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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  49. Eugenio Bulygin: una breve semblanza.Julieta A. Rabanos & Alejandro Daniel Calzetta - 2021 - Revista Cubana de Derecho 1 (2):11-22.
    El presente texto trata de ofrecer una breve semblanza de la figura de Eugenio Bulygin, reconocido académico y teórico del derecho, fallecido el pasado 11 de mayo de 2021.
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  50. Bulygin's analytical legal positivism.María Cristina Redondo - 2021 - In Torben Spaak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism. Cambridge University Press.
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